"East Is East" is a drama and romance starring Florence Turner, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.Let's all give our thanks to a private collector named Mike for preserving this film and making it available to the public. You can find more of Mike's rare silent films here: http://stores.ebay.com/texasguinan?_trksid=p2047675.l2563East here means eastern London, inhabited by "common" uneducated folks living in poverty, as opposed to the western part of the city, where everything... Topics: Florence Turner, Henry Edwards, silent film, silent movie stars, free classic film, old movies,...
The film is a short drama based on the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe. It features Arthur V. Johnson, Robert Harron and Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame. Arthur Johnson plays the role of the first publisher, who rejects the poem. A 15 y.o. Robert Harron plays the doorman, who directs the visitor to the right person. Strangely, no movie site gives Robert Harron credit for this film, so we will correct this overlook and include "Edgar Allan Poe" in his... Topics: D.W. Griffith, Billy Bitzer, Biograph Company, Robert Harron, Arthur V. Johnson, silent film,...
"Enoch Arden" is a short drama directed by D. W. Griffith. This film illustrates the work of actress Florence La Badie, actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame. Enoch wins Annie's hand after a bitter rivalry with Philip. Years later Enoch decides to leave on a ship to China to improve his financial fortunes. His wife and two little children are left behind. Annie waits faithfully and vainly for his return."Enoch Arden" is one of... Topics: Florence La Badie, Robert Harron, D. W. Griffith, Billy Bitzer, silent film, silent movie stars,...
A selection of some of the earliest silent films. They are unidentified, but the first, The Car, looks like it came from Melies while the second, The Derby, is probably from the Lumiere Brothers. There is a paper print from Edison, and a very telling shot of Tsar Nicholas and entourage parading in front of the peasants in 1911. His days were numbered at that time. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: silents, edison, melies, fistory of film
Larita Filton is caught alone with the artist painting her portrait by her drunken brute of a husband. He sues for divorce, accusing her of adultery, and wins. Thus disgraced, she changes her name and moves to the Riviera where she falls in love with John Whittaker, a rich young man whose family hates her. John's mother delves into her past, and does her best to break up their marriage. Stars: Isabel Jeans, Franklin Dyall, Robin Irvine, and Violet Farebrother IMDb Page Topics: Romance, Divorce, Silent, Hitchcock
Director: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès An astronomer of age, wealth, and erudition conducts classes in his home. His students are not always respectful, and he suffers their pranks and high jinks. Then, at noon, everything darkens and the astronomer hurries upstairs to his telescope. It is an eclipse of the sun, and through his glass, he sees a female moon coming toward a masculine sun, flirting as they move closer to what becomes a consummation. The heavens erupt with showers of... Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Drama, Romance
The Electric Hotel starring Segundo de Chomón and Julienne Mathieu http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000516/ ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Julienne Mathieu, Comedy,...
Seamen Enoch Arden (Alfred Paget) returns home after a long absence marooned on a desert island. At home he finds his wife (Lillian Gish) married to another (Wallace Reid), and though he loves her, he cannot bear to disrupt her current happiness. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: silent, short, D.W. Griffith
Enoch Arden was made by D W Griffith in 1911. It is a 2 reeler based on a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. According to Wikipedia there was another production of this one made in 1915 which Griffith wrote and in which he played Philip Ray. Anyone have that one? Topics: silents, Griffith, sea
FILM IN 2 PARTS!!!! The 130 minutes version left of a film supposedly 6 hours long in its primary form. The most expensive production of that time, they say. (Director Stroheim, $700,000 producer Carl Laemmle, $1,300,000). Monte Carlo was entirely recreated on Hollywood backlot. Impressive indeed! more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013140/ ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Erich Von Stroheim, drama, silent film, roaring Twenties
Co-starring Zasu Pitts and Fay Wray whose career was pricesely launched by this film. Apparently, the sequel "The Honneymoon" was definitively lost during the 1950s. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019558/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wedding_March_(film) ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Erich von Stroheim, Fay Wray, Zasu Pitts, silent movie
German title cards with French subtitles only, sorry! starring Emil Jannings from "Blue Angel" and Gustav von Wangenheim from "Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens". A very funny romantic comedy with the most delightful ending. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0011371/ ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Ernst Lubitsch, Emil Jannings, Gustav von Wangenheim, German film, romantic comedy, silent film
The magician appears upon the stage with his assistant. Taking a handkerchief from his pocket, he causes an empty jar to suddenly appear under it. He places the empty jar upon the table and seizing his assistant by one arm, begins pumping, when lo! a stream of water emits from the mouth of the assistant and fills the dish. One by one he takes six fishes from the mouth of his assistant and places them in the dish. The assistant is then commanded to hold the jar high above his head, and... Topics: GenX, Georges Méliès, Fantasy, Magic
A young woman, confronted by four options for proceeding in her life, is granted the ability to see what results would come from her choice of of the options. After she sees her future along three of the roads, she makes her choice. This film is often credited for giving Valentino the role that led to him being cast in The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse (1921). Stars: Clara Kimball Young, Gareth Hughes and Pauline Starke Features: Rudolph Valentino Runtime: 78 min Sound Mix: Silent Color:... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Gen X, Silent Film, Rudolph Valentino, Drama